Sir Apfelot Blog

9 March 2021
The "Error while installing" error after booting indicates malware on the Mac.

Mac error message: Error while installing - Expecting value: line 1 column 1 (char 0)

My reader Uwe wrote to me a few days ago that he kept getting the following error message after booting up on his 2008 Mac Pro with OS X El Capitan: Error while installing Expecting value: line 1 column […]
5 May 2020
The macOS information page reveals rather superficial things.

Mac tip: find outdated system extensions (kernel extensions) and remove them

As of macOS Catalina 10.15.4, the operating system has indicated outdated system extensions in individual warning messages that will no longer be supported in the future. The exact wording of the message is this: Older system extension - [...]
10 May 2019

Malwarebytes (Mac Version) - The recommendation from the Apple Service Center

Antivirus software on the Apple Mac ... Actually, I am of the opinion that you don't need anti-virus software on a Mac. Nevertheless, readers sometimes ask which software I would recommend if they do something [...]
13 December 2016

Malwarebytes 3.0 is out: Anti-Virus, Anti-Ransomware, Anti-Exploit, and Web Protection

Malwarebytes 3.0 or Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium from the cyber security company and software company of the same name is out; the revised protection software promises four different modules against malware, spyware, viruses and rootkits. With the new overall package, basically [...]